Athena’s Mom

Things I enjoyed as a little kid that I still pretty much do

Posted in life, Lists, Observations, Real World by athenasmom on August 13, 2011

As a little kid, I enjoyed:  reading the encyclopedia, just for fun
Now: reading Wikipedia, just for fun

As a little kid, I enjoyed:  wearing pretty dresses
Now:  getting a little thrill every time I have the chance to wear one of my favorite LBDs

As a little kid, I enjoyed: paging through the Evanston Rec Department’s program guide, and trying to figure out which classes I could convince my mom to let me take (she always made me leave Tuesday and Thursday open for Hebrew School)
Now:  paging through the 92nd St. Y’s class and lecture offerings for the next season, and trying to figure out what fits my schedule (is it just me, or are the best classes scheduled during times only retirees or freelancers can make it?  Advanced life drawing at 10 am on a Wednesday? GTFO)

Twitter: A Freudian Treatment

The Superego:

The Ego:

And the Id:

There’s no turning back

Dear Tears for Fears:

Please rewrite your iconic (neurologist Judith Rapoport devoted an entire chapter to it when describing Obsessive Compulsive disorder-iconic) 80s song  to include lyrics reflecting the following sentiments:


/s/ Athena’s Mom

Assistant Counsel, Department of Disillusioned by Power but seduced by intelligence, only not the kind David Brooks attributed to the Organization Kids

cc:  Department of: Welcome to your life


Posted in Lists, Music, Observations, Political, Snark by athenasmom on August 22, 2010

Nothing is funnier than clowns doing unclown-like things.

Such as:

Tsk, tsk, Derek.  You should’ve stayed with the Dominos.

Footnotes on Camp

Posted in Lists by athenasmom on July 30, 2010

In honor of Slate re-publishing Timothy Noah’s “You Are How You Camped”, I give you:

The Not So Fun Parts of Summer Camp:

  • Cold lake
  • Gross toilets
  • Mean girls
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